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  • Operating as newly-merged organization, Soft-Lite Gorell LLC has promoted three team members to new positions to develop and enhance the replacement window and door maker’s ability to serve its customer base. Steve Cespedes has been promoted to national account manager-corporate business development, Furman Raine is now director of sales-Eastern division, and Kevin Koznick is director of... more »
  • Solar Innovations Inc., a manufacturer of residential and commercial folding and sliding doors, glass enclosures and windows, has revamped its website.  After rapidly expanding in recent months, the site features expanded information on many existing pages, as well as new sections devoted to glazing, greenhouse accessories, and alternative energy. The site features information on active and... more »
  • Working through the Greater Houston Builders Association's Home Aid Houston, GlassCraft Door Co. is reaching out to its community to help build transitional housing for Houston’s homeless men, women and children, the company reports.  As a corporate partner and sponsor of Home Aid Houston, the manufacturer of fiberglass and wood doors is participating in several major new construction... more »
  • A John Rich & Friends concert celebrating the 50th anniversary of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is being sponsored by Window World Inc. Scheduled for June 5 at the Cannon Center in Memphis, Tenn., the event will also feature Jeff Foxworthy, Big and Rich, Darius Rucker and Kellie Pickler, with all proceeds from the event to benefit the organization. Window World’s... more »
  • BMC, the distributor of building products based in Boise, Idaho, is working with Apperian to develop and roll out a suite of enterprise mobile apps designed to transform its sales and operations business processes. Called BMC 2 Go, the Apple iPhone and iPad apps will make employees more mobile, productive and effective, company officials state. “BMC 2 Go will empower our people in the field... more »
  • To meet growing demand for its folding door systems, LaCantina Doors recently expanded by moving its corporate headquarters and manufacturing operations into a new 67,000-square-foot facility in Oceanside, Calif. Originating in Australia 18 years ago, LaCantina reports it was the first company to establish manufacturing operations dedicated to folding door systems in the United States. Its new... more »
  • PGT Industries has teamed up with Catapult Systems, a Microsoft IT consulting firm, to roll out a new online order system for its commercial customers. Named Exoquote, the system is designed to enable customers to rapidly and easily make complex purchases online. "In our industry, customers have a low tolerance for slow-performing ordering systems," says Terry Mitchell, IT director... more »
  • Representative Adam Smith (D-Wash.) was welcomed by Quanex Building Products Corp.on May 21 at its extrusion plant in Kent, Wash. The company invited the congressman as part of its efforts to engage with lawmakers and support policies that are in the best interest of the window and door industry, as well as local communities, official note. During his visit to the Kent facility, Smith spent time... more »
  •       The International Code Council is now offering iPad and iPhone users access to codes, commentaries, standards and handbooks as eBooks available through Apple's iTunes Store. Titles available include the International Codes, among them the debut of the 2012 International Green Construction Code. “Mobile and digital access is a must today," says Mark A.... more »
  • Rollin’ Supply, a Rockville, Md., building products distributor, and Simonton Windows, the manufacturer of vinyl windows and doors, recently teamed up to help 40 high school students learn proper window installation techniques. Experienced professionals from both companies worked with students from Thomas Edison High School of Technology in Silver Spring, Md., on a home under construction... more »